Ailes Marines' involvement in the local Breton economy
Winner of a national call for tenders, Ailes Marines is launching the construction process for the offshore wind farm in the Bay of Saint-Brieuc in the spring of 2021. As a reminder, the company is wholly owned by the renewable energy leader Iberdrola, which specialises in the production, distribution and marketing of electricity and natural gas. This large-scale project meets a number of environmental and employment-related challenges. These issues are of prime importance to Ailes Marines, which has been involved locally since the beginning of the project to provide the best possible response.
A beneficial project for the region
To carry out this project, Ailes Marines has called on a number of companies, specialised in various sectors of activity, such as Navantia and Windar, which are involved in the manufacture of the jackets-type foundations for the wind turbines.
Ailes Marines' aim is to make the project a driver of economic development in the region. By collaborating with numerous regional companies, the wind farm initiative is becoming a job-creating project in Brittany. VSEs, SMEs and ETIs are fully involved in making the project a reality.
Since 2012, 116 local companies have been supporting Ailes Marines in the various phases of the development of the offshore wind farm.
Many Breton companies are involved in the economic spin-offs of the Ailes Marines project.
Over the entire life cycle of the project, more than 500 jobs will be created in Brittany. In addition, the project will create many indirect jobs, such as in the housing sector and local services.
Un projet d’énergie marine renouvelable soutenu par la population
The wind farm project in the Bay of Saint-Brieuc is widely supported by the population. Indeed, according to the results of an IFOP survey published on January 20, 2021, 71% of the inhabitants of the department of Côtes-d'Armor questioned answered to be favorable to the project. More generally, the departments of Brittany (Finistère, Ille-et-Vilaine, Morbihan, Côtes-d'Armor) and Loire-Atlantique, show 81% support for the project.
The Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm project is in line with the Breton electricity pact initiated by the Brittany Region and is thus part of the energy transition undertaken by France. By producinggreen electricity for 835,000 inhabitants, the wind farm will contribute to opening up Brittany's electricity supply.
Cultural, sports and maritime partnerships
Ailes Marines is also expanding its involvement in regional life by becoming a partner and sponsor of events and associations that contribute to the development of local life, such as :
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Festival - Art Rock
By setting up its wind farm in the region, Ailes Marines hopes to become a key player in the Costarmoric region.